How do you bake meatballs ? So they are really good ...maybe taste like fried

  • Posted by: Lu
  • November 12, 2013
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cookbookchick November 13, 2013
I agree -- brown in the oven on a rimmed sheet pan, then finish cooking in the simmering sauce. But Lapadia's advice to simmer until the sauce is sticking to the meatballs I have never heard before. I will pay attention for that next time!
 
Mark,Sacchetti November 13, 2013
The only thing I would add is this. Be careful when browning and baking the meatballs . You don't want to dry them out. You want them to be moist and tender in your mouth. They will cook through when simmering in the sauce.
 
nutcakes November 12, 2013
I use lapadia' method. High heat will give the desired browning and flavor, then simmering in sauce to finish the cooking flavors the sauce.
 

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lapadia November 12, 2013
Brown only the outside of the meatball to seal them together in the oven @ 375 or 400 degrees for ½ hour, turning a few times. Transfer the meatballs to an already simmering sauce and cover. The inside of meatball will cook in the sauce. Simmer until the sauce is sticking to the balls, and the aroma of meatball goodness is filling the air.
 
joanne November 12, 2013
I like to bake them in mini muffin tins and roll slightly in bread crumbs. 400 degrees for 20 minutes, turning them over half way through cooking. Come out amazing
 
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